Volunteering during the holidays? Great! Please don’t stop.

Now is the time to find a nonprofit to support.

We are huge advocates for people to volunteer. The help volunteers provide has a major impact on our community by providing much-needed support to nonprofits.

Did you know, the value of a volunteer is $31.80/hour? That is how big of an impact you can make for nonprofits with limited budgets.

The holiday season . . . [Read More]

November 20, 2023|Tags: |

United Way News You Can Use: Sept. 2022

Impact on the Plains Finalists Announced

Eight finalists have been named for this year’s Impact on the Plains. The top two program applicants in the four focus areas of healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs will participate in a “Shark Tank”-style social innovation competition hosted by United Way of the Plains. Up to $100,000 will be awarded to . . . [Read More]

September 8, 2022|Tags: , , , , |

Give Items of Value Warehouse saved nonprofits over $225,000 during special June event

This summer, the United Way Give Items of Value Warehouse has been BURSTING with generous donations from top national retailers and other corporate partners. GIV accepts in-kind donations and offers them at no charge to nonprofits, helping them keep their overhead expenses low so more financial resources can be funneled into programming for clients.

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August 5, 2022|Tags: , |

Get to know…Amy Hawley, Volunteer Center Manager

Describe your role at United Way.

As the Volunteer Center Manager, it is my responsibility to coordinate volunteer activities within the organization. I am also responsible for reaching out to the nonprofit community to help assess and fill their volunteer needs.

Share your career history and how you made your way to United Way.

After graduating from Kansas State University, I began working . . . [Read More]

June 8, 2022|Tags: , |

Why does Wichita lack young volunteers and how we are fixing that

Ask anyone who volunteers, they will tell you the benefit. They are helping their community through hands on involvement. The values of volunteering are even greater for students, but in Sedgwick County we are facing lower numbers of student volunteers, so we are getting creative.

In 2021, Wichita Public Schools, Safe Streets Wichita, and United Way . . . [Read More]

April 29, 2022|Tags: , , |

Grant empowers local students to give back

A Youth Service America (YSA) grant secured last year by college students working at United Way of the Plains and Safe Streets Wichita is now funding 11 service projects led by Wichita Public Schools students.

This YSA grant to fund service and leadership opportunities for area youth is especially meaningful due to the university student leadership administering the . . . [Read More]

January 11, 2022|Tags: , , |


Our focus is on healtheducationfinancial stability and basic needs—the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community. Click below to learn more about what we’re doing, the programs we invest in and our lasting impact in each area.

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